Seeking new board members! Volunteer opportunity!

aceartinc. is seeking board members to join our amazing team! In particular, we are seeking contemporary artists, cultural workers or professionals with an interest in the arts who would like to contribute their enthusiasm, community-oriented attitude and excellent communication skills. A background in fundraising, building renovation, and/or previous board experience would be an asset.

We are especially seeking applications from people identifying as Indigenous, Black, a Person Of Colour, LGBT2SQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite you to self-identify in your letter of interest.

 

Our Mandate
aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art.

We do this via an open call for submissions and special projects through which we work with contemporary artists, curators, and art writers, including emerging artists and those from queer, Indigenous, and underrepresented communities.

Contemporary art is at its most powerful when engaged with and thought about, and so we actively welcome the public, with all of its nuanced communities.

 

Anti Oppression Policy

aceartinc. is dedicated to working in service of the innovative and striking diversity that makes up the fabric of our community. aceartinc does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and recognizes that many people face oppression due to imbalances of power in terms of race, culture, ethnicity, language, country of origin, ability, class, age, religion or faith, mental health, gender (including gender expression) and/or sexuality and any intersection of these identities.

aceartinc commits to providing a safe space that fosters activism and empathy, and that supports and champions the underrepresented, and those our society systemically silences. This commitment is founded in our conviction that change is absolutely necessary, and can be achieved through a clearly intentioned process.

The ways in which aceartinc.’s active commitment to the dismantling of systemic oppression is manifested includes but is not limited to equitable representation within our artistic programming, prioritizing diversity among our staff/board, continuous engagement in anti-oppression training (staff/board/volunteers), backing the anti-oppression initiatives of other community members/organizations and ensuring that this policy is always under examination and evolves alongside the communities it aims to support.

 

Role of a Board Member
As an elected and informed agent of the membership of the organisation, the board ensures appropriate organizational performance, assures adherence to the organization’s mandate and policies, represents the interests of the membership, hires staff, acquires and maintains a suitable location for the organization, and raises funds. Your imagination, enthusiasm, and cheerfulness are welcomed. Specific duties include:

 Meetings: Attend a regular monthly meeting, usually 1-2 hours

  • Committees: Serving on subcommittees which may be dedicated to organizing events, fundraising, strategic planning, space allocation, our CARTAE program, etc.
  • Volunteering at events: Board Members contribute time by attending aceart events
    and working our two annual fundraising events
  • Communications: Broadcasting our events and calls to your various networks.
    Following and responding to email and social media messages.
  • Renovation/Building knowledge: Advising the board regarding the best use of and
    potential improvements to the exhibition space and offices.

 

How to apply

We are seeking candidates who ideally are interested in starting by the last week in October.

 Please send a letter of interest outlining why you would like to join the team as well as your skills, and hopes along with your CV to Seth Woodyard, ace’s president: president@aceart.org, with a subject line “Call for Board Members”.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Friday October 19th

 For more information about ace, please visit our website: www.aceart.org

hannah_g, aceartinc.’s Director to pursue Canada Council funded writing project

 

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that hannah_g has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on an experimental art writing project, Critical Fictions. To support her work, the Board Directors of aceartinc. have given hannah a twelve month sabbatical, commencing November 2018.

In addition to implementing the superb annual juried exhibition program of five exhibitions , among other related activities, hannah champions emerging art writers through the Critical Distance writing program. She has been instrumental in directing transformational initiatives at ace such as: The Cartae Open School (co-founded with Jamie Wright and Helga Jakobson), The Flux Gallery (co-founded with Hannah Doucet), the Indigenous Curatorial Residency (with support from Jaimie Isaac, Nikki Little, Jenny Western, ACC-CCA, and NIMAC), and the BIPOC art & culture writing workshop series (with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Women & Gender Studies, Noor Bhangu.) The board and staff will miss working with her but enthusiastically await what she fills the next twelve months with…

It is with excitement that aceartinc. is seeking an Interim Director and Programming Assistant to take over hannah’s duties for the duration of her leave. Details about these opportunities are here.

Employment Opportunities

There are two positions coming up at aceartinc., Interim Director and Programming Assistant. The deadline for applications to either position is 4pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018. Details below. A PDF of the Interim Director post is here and for the Programming Assistant is here.

 

POSITION:           Interim Director, aceartinc.

TERMS:                 35 hours per week, 12 month, full-time position (with a 3 month probationary period)
SALARY:               $35,000 – $37,000 per annum plus benefits, dependent on experience.
DEADLINE:          4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018
APPLY TO:          vacancy@aceart.org  Subject line: Application- Interim Director

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are seeking an organised, efficient, energetic, and cheerful individual who understands and champions Artist Run Centres and contemporary art. This role is highly self-directed, requiring the ability to prioritize tasks effectively while working with a small, enthusiastic, fierce, and friendly team. In addition to fulfilling the essential duties necessary to realize ace’s mandate and vision, the applicant will also demonstrate ingenuity and grace in managing unexpected tasks that arise in an Artist Run Centre.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim Director is responsible for implementing the scheduled program for twelve months as well as seeking other opportunities for the centre and the artists we serve within this period and beyond. In this capacity, the Interim Director will work closely with the Finance and Administration Manager.

Areas of responsibility include: implementing the 2018/19 exhibition program of juried artists, scheduling all events (talks, workshops, partnerships), organising and editing writers for the Critical distance writing program, managing the Cartae Open School Program, working closely with the Flux committee, and maintaining the Indigenous Curatorial Residency. There is a full job description below.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual with strong communication and organising skills with a deep interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary art.

ROLE SPECIFICATION: SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • A background in contemporary art including education, production, writing, and/or dissemination.
  • Experience, education, or training in arts administration.
  • Experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations including volunteer experience
  • Previous successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with some irregular work hours

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want to be part of ace (two pages maximum), and a resume (3 pages maximum), to vacancy@aceart.org. Paper applications will not be accepted.

aceartinc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all applicants especially from Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour, women, queer and LGBT2S folks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please confirm in your email that you would be available on the given interview date of Monday 12 November 2018.

 

TIMELINE

Deadline                                  4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018

Interviews                                Monday 12 November 2018

Desired start date               Tuesday 27 November 2018

 

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

Program

  • Coordinate and schedule all programming: five annual exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, screenings, events, members’ activities, etc.
  • Develop and initiate new programming directions within the aceart mandate.
  • Manage Cartae Open School, alternative learning program.
  • Work closely with the Flux Gallery Committee.
  • Begin initial planning for the Indigenous Curatorial Residency program set for 2020.
  • Develop policy for the centre that supports mandate.
  • Oversee and implement strategic plan with the Board.
  • Oversee Project Rooms.
  • Oversee Finance & Administration Manager.
  • Line manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers.
  • Initiate and seek funding for continued training of staff and board.
  • Conduct studio visits with membership and other artists.
  • Solicit submissions for the program and other activities.
  • Liaise with local/national/international arts organisations for program & partnership development.
  • Coordinate Regular Exhibition jury.
  • Commission workshops and artist talks.
  • Grant writing, reporting & budget management.
  • Develop program outlines, project descriptions, prepare support material, and reports for annual operating grant reports and applications.
  • Maintain prompt correspondence with artists, writers, curators, partners, and funders. Meet funders when necessary.
  • Provide assistance to exhibiting artists as required.

With the support of the Programming Assistant:

  • Supervise contract technicians
  • Coordinate documentation and support material.
  • Consult with exhibiting artists/curators to ensure that equipment and installation materials are available for the exhibition.
  • Advise artists on professional procedures i.e.: C.V. preparation, funding sources, applying for grants and exhibition, etc.
  • Speak with gallery visitors about the exhibitions.
  • Attend or ensure a gallery host is present at all openings.
  • Attend exhibitions and related events at other art venues in the city.
  • Recruit new members, maintain existing membership.
  • Research contemporary artists & cultural producers.

 Publications

  • Edit & co-ordinate all Critical Distance Essays including the selection of emerging writers & thinkers to write about the five Regular Exhibitions.
  • Editor and project manager of PaperWait – maintaining this as an annual, high quality, printed publication.
  • Arrange the design, printing, publication (electronic and paper) and distribution of the Critical Distances and

Administration

  • Maintain and revise global and project budgets with other staff
  • Plan program project budgets and assist in requests to foundations and corporations as needed.
  • Ensure that all projects pertaining to grants and funding are carried through and final reports are completed when required.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to board on programming.
  • General correspondence, mail opening, data entry, word processing, photocopying, printing, layout, record keeping, filing, mailing, shipping and travel arrangements, etc with fellow staff.
  • Ensure smooth operation of gallery day to day, including hours of operation kept, supplies maintained, maintenance of office, gallery and storage area with other staff.
  • Ensure duties of contract workers, volunteers and interns are carried out.
  • Help prepare contracts in regards to use of space rental, equipment, or contract employment.

 


 

POSITION:           Programming Assistant, aceartinc.

TERMS:                 15 hours per week, 12 month, part-time position (with a 2 month probationary period)

PAY:                         $17/hour
DEADLINE:          4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018
APPLY TO:          vacancy@aceart.org  Subject line: Application- Programming Assistant

We are seeking an organised, reliable, energetic, and cheerful individual who understands and champions Artist Run Centres and contemporary art. Working with a small, enthusiastic, fierce, and friendly team, you will carry out duties necessary to realize ace’s mandate and vision. Full job description below.

This position is an excellent entry-level opportunity for a motivated individual with strong communication and organising skills who has a deep interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary art.

ROLE SPECIFICATION: SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • A background in contemporary art.
  • Experience in arts administration.
  • Experience with online promotion.
  • Experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations including voluntary experience
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, design, and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want to be part of ace (two pages maximum), and a resume (2 pages maximum), to vacancy@aceart.org. Paper applications will not be accepted.

aceartinc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all applicants especially from Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour, women, queer and LGBT2S folks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please confirm in your email that you would be available on the given interview date of Monday12 November 2018.

 

TIMELINE

Deadline                                  4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018

Interviews                                Monday 12 November 2018

Desired start date               Tuesday 27 November 2018

 

Programming Assistant Job Description

 Work closely with Flux Gallery committee, provide scheduling for Flux exhibitions.

  • Prepare and design content and organise dissemination for press releases, websites, social media platforms, and other promotional materials under guidance of and approval by the Interim Director.
  • Conduct public and special tours of exhibitions/activities. Speak with gallery visitors about the exhibitions.
  • Video record & disseminate artist talks.
  • Manage social media platforms and website.
  • Oversee programming archive.
  • Provide assistance to exhibiting artists as required.
  • Consult with Interim Director to ensure that equipment and installation materials are available for the exhibition.
  • Supervise contract technicians when appropriate.
  • Arrange hospitality for openings, talks or other events in conjunction with other staff.
  • Recruit new members, maintain existing membership.
  • General correspondence, mail opening, data entry, word processing, photocopying, printing, layout, record keeping, filing, mailing, assisting with artists’ shipping and travel arrangements.
  • Ensure smooth operation of gallery day to day, including keeping regular hours of operation, supplies maintained, maintenance of office, galleries, studio, and woodshop and storage areas.
  • Ensure duties of contract workers, volunteers and interns are carried out to highest standards.
  • Help prepare contracts in regards to use of space rental, equipment, or contract employment.

The role is managed by the Interim Director.

 

 

 

aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March

 

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Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.

Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to hannah_g@aceart.org
Include:
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).

Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.

Annual General Meeting – 11 December, 6:30pm

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Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM

Since our last AGM, the Board has filled one vacancy and appointed Nicole Flynn as a new director. The membership will vote to ratify this decision.

6 of our current directors have terms that will expire. They are: Andrew Moreau, Andrew Kaplan, Lancelot Coar, Holger Kalberg, Mark Neufeld, Mike VonTiesenhausen. These 6 directors have put their names forward to serve a further two-year term. The membership will vote on whether to re-elect them. 

There are currently up to 3 vacancies on the board. Any interested member can put their name forward, no later than November 26th, if they wish to stand for election. We encourage any interested individuals, especially practicing artists, to apply.

At the AGM we will be presenting:
(i)
 Treasurer’s Report, including ace’s Financial Statements from prior year.
(ii) Election of Directors.
(iii) Appointment of our Accountant.
(iv) President’s Report.
(v) PaperWait vol.16 launch.

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 December, 2013 | 7pm

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aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.

PaperWait Vol.15 will be available after the AGM. It covers all the 2012/13 program including essays by Darren Stebeleski, Willow Rector, Ben Clarkson, Emily G. Doucet, and Eric LeSage. The limited print edition also features art work by Maegan Broadhurst, cam bush, Matthew Gardiner, Alexander McQuat, and Phomohobes. Come by and pick up your free copy, members, or become a member and get your free copy!

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The 2013 Annual Report and our review engagement will be presented. There will be cake!

For more information or to RSVP please call (204) 944-9763 or email info@aceart.org

Studio Visits

another great membership perk

The-Artists-StudioThe Artist’s Studio (c1716) by Peter Tillemans.
*Actual studio visit may not be as shown.

 

Studio Visit bookings!

Did you know that your membership at ace entitles you to an annual studio visit from our Co-Directors?

Studio visits take place after 3pm on Fridays and typically last an hour.

To book, please email studiovisit@aceart.org with two preferable dates (at least 2 weeks in advance), your studio address, and a contact phone number.

Welcome Courtney Thompson

new Gallery Assistant

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Courtney R. Thompson repatriated to Winnipeg in 2012 via Chicago after she completed her MA from the Art History, Theory & Criticism program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, winning the sole Fellowship for her department. She has previously worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Gallery of Calgary and The New Gallery (Calgary, Alberta) and is currently a board member for send + receive: a festival of sound. She regularly contributes art criticism and artist interviews to ArtSlant and Art in Print and has presented papers at symposia across North America. Her research addresses spatial practices and slippages between art, architecture and the visual culture of dwelling. She was born in Winnipeg and despite her nineteen-year absence the winters are exactly as she remembers them.

Landscapes | a call for submissions from artists and art writers | PaperWait vol. 14

 

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Visual artists and art writers are invited to submit to aceartinc.’s annual publication, PaperWait, on the theme of
L A N D S C A P E S.

PaperWait is an annual publication published by aceartinc. that covers our programming year- in this case July 2012 to July 2013. It is primarily made up of the texts produced through our Critical Distance writing program that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art but it is also an archive of the year’s regular and special programming. Each issue of PaperWait includes an edited section of artist pages and arts writing that provides an opportunity to more artists to have their work included.

Visual Art
-Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.

-The image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb.

Writing
Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of no more than 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘landscapes’ within the realm of contemporary art.

We are accepting applications by email only- remember to include your email address, phone number and address. Please address them to hannah_g@aceart.org

Deadline, 4pm Tuesday 16th April 2013.

aceartinc.’s curated student show | 10th – 24th May | Deadline for submissions 2nd April

 

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Call for Submissions from current University of Manitoba School of Art students for: aceartinc.’s curated student show

Deadline: noon on the 2nd of April 2013

To exhibit from 10th – 24th May 2013

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to: gallery@aceart.org
Include:

– a one-page artist statement (1 page max.)

– image list (1 page max.)

– PDF file of images.

**Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels,72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).**

You must be a current student in the School of Art at the UofM.